Posts Tagged 'Woodford Folk Festival'

Visual Diary #7

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog with the latest scribblings from my visual diary. My creative work is more focussed on novel writing at the moment (more on that soon), as well as another project that you will see below. Even so, images are always forming in my mind and sometimes, if I’m lucky, I can grab a sliver of time to trap them on the page…

A little voodoo doll who has been following me around for a while, and whose story I hope to make into a graphic novel one day:

The way I felt when amongst the crowds of the Woodford Folk Festival this year:

Not exactly a visual diary page, but another creative project I’ve been working on. The latest stop motion trial I have done for my Brave Squish Rabbit book trailer:

For now I’m packing my creative tools (visual diary, iPad, notes) into a suitcase and heading off to Darwin for this year’s WordStorm. I’ll be doing a number of school visits, as well as a reading in the kids’ program and doing a full day workshop (for adults) all about making picture books. You can check out the program here – if you’re in the area I hope to see you there! Wish me luck avoiding the crocs…

Merry Squishy Christmas

Thanks for joining me for another year at the Well Read Rabbit. Everyone who has hopped by has been so generous with their comments and encouragement, so Squish Rabbit and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe journey into the New Year.

As is the way with this time of year, I’ll be taking some time off from all things writerly, including this blog. I’m currently in tropical (ie. cyclonic) Mackay, the town I grew up in, spending the week with family and friends. Then from Boxing day to New Year’s Eve I’ll be hanging out at the Woodford Folk Festival, camping, dancing, drinking and meeting lots of awesome creative types.

So to end the year I’ll leave you with this (somewhat frightening) image – the gumboots I bought for stumping around the festival if/when the weather sets in. Think I’ll blend in?

See you in the new year!

About this Blog…

A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

All text & images  Katherine Battersby

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